Seriously! And it’s not that women don’t get the flu or just complain less. A number of studies have looked into the matter and have shown that, in fact, when men catch the flu, they suffer more than women do.
There’s a pretty good chance that this research was commissioned by male scientists who were tired of being teased.
Cold and flu season is upon us, and while we know that keeping stress in check, getting plenty of rest, and loading up on liquids is the key to a speedy recovery, food can also play a role in how fast you kick that cold.
Every year, there is much commotion about colds and flu in the media and not much is said about it other than getting the flu shot. While many people comply with this recommendation others look for alternatives.
Some of these individuals may have a reasonable strategy for combatting the bug, but others may question the safety and efficacy of such choices. This article—very briefly—goes over some of these options.
Is breathing through your nose a challenge? If you are waking up with phlegm dripping down the back of your throat; finding it difficult to breath quietly through your nose; not able to exercise without struggling for breath or feeling like you’re always clearing your throat – you are enduring the delights of a congested airway.
In some cases, it becomes a general condition that never seems to completely leave you and can last for months or even years.
A recent report by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) reveals that the 2014-2015 flu vaccine may not be effective enough to protect you from this year’s predominant influenza strain, H3N2.
According to Dr. Joe Bressi,with the Centre for Disease Control (CDC), only 50% of the viruses in circulation in North America match those found in the vaccine.
“Considering the PHAC’s recent report and the changing strains of viruses currently attacking the population, now more than ever, it is important that Canadians consider complementary measures that can help in the prevention, and if necessary the treatment of colds and flu,” said Sherry Torkos, pharmacist and author of the Canadian Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine.